Answered By: Carla Sarratt
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017     Views: 63

This can be corrected by resetting the Digital Rights Management (DRM) for Windows Media Player.

Please follow these steps carefully as this is an involved process. The steps vary depending upon which Operating System you use. The steps for Windows 7, VISTA, XP, 2000, 98 and ME are included here.


If you are using Vista or Windows 7 please follow these steps:

1. Open the 'Start Menu' >> 'Control Panel' >> In the Search Box type 'Folder Options'

2. Select the  'View Tab'

3. Look for a checkbox titled 'Hide protected operating system files (Recommended').

4. Uncheck 'Hide protected operating system files'.

5. Click Yes to confirm you want to change it.

6. Then, Under Hidden files & folders, click on 'Show hidden files, folders, and drives. Click Apply then click OK

7. Close the Control Panel.

8. Click the Start button. In the 'Start Search' box, paste the following:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM

9. Press 'Enter'.

10. Delete ONLY the following 4 files:
blackbox.bin
drmstore.hds
v3ks.bla
v3ks.sec

11. Close this window and open OverDrive Media Console.

12. Go to 'Tools' > 'Windows Media Player Security Upgrade'.



If you use another version of the Windows Operating System follow these steps:

For steps 1-7 please follow the steps from above.

8. Rename the DRM folder to DRM.old.
Depending on your OS, it can be found in different locations:
- Windows 2000 and XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\ DRM
- Windows 98: C:\Windows\All Users\DRM
- Windows ME: C:\Windows\DRM

9. Close this window and open OverDrive Media Console.

10. Go to Tools > Windows Media Player Security Upgrade.